Love is Beyond Liberation – by Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Love beyond liberation

We don’t chant the name of the Lord, expecting some material relief. But we chant expecting something beyond that. Material relief automatically comes when spiritual satisfaction takes place. Material pain is due to the emptiness of heart. When the heart is full with God’s love, with bhakti, where is the question of material suffering? Haridas Thakur, a great saint who lived in the sixteenth century, explains that the gain of chanting the holy names is love of God; not liberation, which is just a reflection, a subordinate principle which is automatically attained when we love God. Just like when the sun is rising, even before the sun rises all darkness is dispelled. Similarly, through the chanting of the holy names even before the sun of love of God rises in our heart, automatically all darkness is dispelled and we attain liberation. But beyond this liberation is the bliss of entering into the kingdom of God. This is the supreme blessing of God upon all humanity—the treasure, which can be attained by chanting of His names: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

By Radhanath Swami

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  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    The comparison of holy name with the rising sun is so perfect! Even before the sun of love of god arises in our heart all darkness is dispelled and we are freed from material suffering.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining the real goal of chanting Hare Krishna.

  • I always motivated by you, your views and way of thinking, again, thanks for this nice post.

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  • viren

    thank you HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • M Pandu Rangayya Shetty

    Love of God is the eternal asset of a soul. Radhanath swami gives clear understanding of what we are supposed to hanker for. Liberation is subordinate of Love of God. Thanks a lot for kind explanation. All glories to Radhanath Swami

  • Naveen

    Radhanath Swami as always is inspiring us all to chant the holy names of the Lord with sincerity by explaining their glories and potency.

  • Phani

    Radhanath Swami is revealing here the essence of Bhakthi. Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai.

  • Pawan Sabharwal

    As it rightly said ” Chant Hare Krishna and Be Happy “.

  • Shoba Fernandes

    The results achieved from chanting of the holy name is beyond anything that can be achieved through karma kanda practices, mystic powers or mental speculation. Only chanting can help us develop pure love of God.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    “Material relief automatically comes when spiritual satisfaction takes place”. This statement of Radhanath Swami is so much hope giving. As Radhanath Swami explains else where if we water the root of the tree, i.e. worship Krishna, then automatically all parts of the tree are nourished, i.e., all are satisfied.

  • Manasa

    H.H.Radhanath Swami’s teachings are wonderful

  • Dr Yuvaraj J Bhosale

    When the heart is full, with Krishna’s love, bhakti, where is the question of material suffering? – H H radhanath Swami

  • Navin Poojary

    This is such a deep philosophical point. That liberation which great great yogis are aspiring for their entire lifetime. But thorugh process of chanting of Holy names the same liberation comes as a by Product. Primary being attaining Love of God and sharing sweet relations with him.Indeed, we are thankful to saints like Radhanath Swami who gave us access to such information

  • samir paleja

    Superb!

  • Dr Yuvaraj J Bhosale

    Material pain is due to the emptiness of heart- Radhanth Swami.

  • dr yuvaraj Bhosale

    Thanks Radhanath Swami

  • dr yuvaraj Bhosale

    the supreme blessing of God upon all humanity—the treasure, which can be attained by chanting of His names

  • mona

    Material relief automatically comes when spiritual satisfaction takes place. – some day i hope i realise this statement.Thank u Maharaj

  • vandana

    Radhanath swami is a great source of inspiration for several thousands of people.

  • Seema.M.P

    H.H.Radhanath Swami has always inspired me because of his pure consciousness which effortlessly reflects in his messages. He not only speaks but always has been a personal example of what he speaks.

  • Dr Yuvaraj J Bhosale

    Material relief automatically comes when spiritual satisfaction takes place- thank you radhanath swami for this quote

  • Madhura

    Maharaj ki jay!

  • Shesh Arora

    Thankyou Radhanath Swami for such wonderful explanation about the holynames of the Lord

  • M. Pandurangayya Shetty

    Love of God is the final achievement of a person in this life. Radhanath Swami helps anyone who wants it. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

  • Sita devi dasi

    Material pain and suffering is mainly due to forgetfulness of Krishna. When we are conscious of krishna in our lives then there is no suffering as the heart is fully satisfied. Krishna for our own good tells us to take to path of his worship but due to false ego the living entity resists and remains sufferring in this material world.

  • seema

    Chanting is the means to dispel our material pain

  • Dr Yuvaraj J Bhosale

    gain of chanting the holy names is love of God- I liked it. Thanks Radhanth Swami

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Very Insightful – love of God is way beyond liberation and the only way to rekindle the love of God is through chanting the Holy Name of Lord.

  • suresh

    Thank you Maharaj for remebering us, chanting is only meant for getting the Love of Godhead.

  • Narotam

    Radhanath Swami is giving us the direction to experience the higher taste in spiritual life

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining how love is greater than liberation.

  • vrajakrsna das

    Hare krsna. thanks for the postings , articles, everything.

  • niraj

    Maharaj explation is amazing.

  • Phani

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj always speaks absolute truth.

  • Lakshmi Priya

    Nice explanation of yuga dharma. Thank you so much Maharaj

  • Rajeev

    Goal of our human life is very nicely explained by Maharaj. Thanks for this wonderful article.

  • Pravin

    HH Radhanath Swami maharaj reasoning of pain is very enlightening:- “Material pain is due to the emptiness of heart”

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    This article very nicely points out that chanting of the Holy names of Krishna will definitely bring happiness beyond reach by satisfying material desires. Radhanath swami really knows the art of imparting spiritual truths in simpler undestandable way.

  • Very often we don’t take to our daily routine of chanting very seriously. Things apparently don’t seem to change much. But just as Maharaj has pointed out chanting is the only thing that can make a big difference. It can make one progress spiritually in leaps and bounds without one requiring great material intelligence. Thanks Maharaj this article has opened my eyes.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami very clearly puts here that the love for God,Krishna is much more important than liberation and liberation is mere a by product of that. Its very important because in genereal the libertation is considered to be the most imp thing in spirituality.

  • Unmesh

    Under sheletr of H H Radhanath Swami we are sure that all darkness will be dispelled.

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    I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  • Hemangi Gopi

    Thanks to Radhanath Swami Maharaj. I hope to become more serious in chanting of the holy names.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    We achieve everything by chanting the holy name – freedom from suffering, libreation and ultimately love of God. Thanks to Radhanath Swami Maharaj for the lucid explanantion.

  • sharda gokarn

    What a beautiful explanation regarding love of god given by Maharaj. Thank you so much, Maharaj.

  • Sunny

    Its great fortune for those who have come in touch with genuine teachings of Bhakti as explained by Radhanath Swami. Chanting the holynames Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is mentioned as the yuga dharma in the vedic scriptures. However we need expert guidance of the likes of Radhanath Swami to fully understand and implement for ultimate perfection – without such guidance there is no direction and power in our spiritual practices

  • Bhaskar

    Aweking article pointing to the primary and only goal of human life

  • Amarjit

    Amazing

  • Anil Timbe

    Most of the time people take to some religious practice or chanting of the names with the hope to improve material situation. Here Radhanath swami Maharaj is so nicely explaining to us what we should look for when we are chanting the holy names.

  • Vinay Malani

    Our love for God should be unconditional, uninterrupted & without any motives. Only then can it be classified as true love. This is the message Radhanath Swami is trying to convey to us.

  • Uma

    Chanting lords holy names and selfless love for Krishna goes hand in hand. The more you chant, your love for Krishna will increase and the more you love Krishna, more you will develop love for Chanting.

  • Ravi Garg

    Thanks Maharaj for explaining the real purpose of chanting the holy names of Krishna……..

  • Satish Iyer

    I have always wondered how to develop taste for chaning the holy name but as explained here by Radhanath Swami if we love God selflessly , we shall develop taste to chant the holy name just like a lover is naturally attracted to his beloved.

  • Abhijit

    Understanding of something beyond liberation is a unique gift of Vaishnav tradition. Radhanath Swami explains it in his own charming style.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Radhanath Swami very nicely explains how chanting the names of the Lord should be done selflessly.

  • Shoba Ramachandran

    Most of us consider that liberation is the ultimatum. Radhanath Swami nicely explains that liberation is a side effect of engaging in loving service of God. Thanks Maharaj

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  • Shripad

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for helping us to know the actual and real benefit of chanting the Holy Names of God.

  • Shikhar Maheshwari

    HH Radhanath Swami assimilates the essence of the Vedic scriptures which are declared to be imparting the most confidential knowledge by Lord Krishna himself. He then presents before us in a form which we can digest according to our digestive power. This requires genuine humility of which HH Radhanath Swami is an embodiment.

  • Venkata Buddhiraju

    Even sincere spiritual seekers sometimes see liberation as their ultimate purpose. But I used to ask myself this question constantly, “What would they do after liberation?”. My doubt has been cleared after reading this wonderful article by Radhanath Swami. Infact, it is worthwhile to recollect a powerful statement of Srila Prabhupada, the spiritual master of Radhanath Swami where he says, “Real love of God begins after liberation”. This shows how much Radhanath Swami is in tune with the teachings of his spiritual master.